McGregor happy at return to form

18 November 2009 05:38
Rangers goalkeeper McGregor had been banned from playing for Scotland over the 'Boozegate' affair.[LNB]But Scottish Football Association chief executive Gordon Smith confirmed on Wednesday morning that whoever succeeds George Burley as manager would be free to select the 27-year-old.[LNB]Speaking before Smith's announcement, McGregor told Rangers News: "I feel good right now and I don't think I've missed a day's training since pre-season so, touch wood, that will continue.[LNB]"In the past few months, I have been working really hard and trying to keep my head down and it has paid off.[LNB]"Hopefully, I am now getting back to my best and it's always nice when people say you are playing well.[LNB]"But I know I need to keep going and not let my standards slip. That is always the challenge when you are at a club like Rangers, not just for me but for every player."[LNB]Gers boss Walter Smith believes McGregor's ban for flicking V-signs at photographers during Scotland's World Cup qualifier with Iceland in April actually did the player some good.[LNB]He said: "Allan is back to where he was in my first season here, playing exceptionally well.[LNB]"Since his mistake with Scotland, he has been superb in his approach to training and games."[LNB]Smith added: "He now has a proper focus on what's important to him in life. If anything, what happened with the national team has forced him into that situation.[LNB]"The incident made him realise that football is what he has to concentrate on.[LNB]"From Rangers' point of view, he's back to his best."[LNB][LNB]

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